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Union Station, the New I-40 & the Future of Mass Transit in OKC
Part II: Debating the Expressway (Feb 23, 2007)

The destruction of much of Oklahoma Cityís Union Station rail yard to make way for the I-40 Crosstown Expressway could begin in the near future. KGOU continues a weekly series examining the history of Union Station, the controversy over the highway project and the plans underway to address the metroís future public transportation needs. On todayís show, we feature a debate over the proposed route of the new stretch of I-40. Arguing in favor of the Crosstown Expressway are Paul Matthews, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Highway Users Federation and Dr. Leonard West, former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association. Arguing in favor of saving the rail yard are Dr. Edwin Kessler, Vice Chairman of Common Cause Oklahoma and Tom Elmore, Executive Director of the Moore-based North American Transportation Institute. The debate was moderated by Tom Roach of the Northwest Republican Club of Oklahoma City.

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